We work closely with Alison, the founder of Seeds for Development, who in 2007 set up the charity which aims to help Ugandan farmers grow coffee, in turn helping them build their community. Alison found us in 2013 during her search for a roaster that could help with her Ugandan Bukonzo coffee, in order to raise funds for the project. To this day a portion of every bag of Ugandan Bukonzo beans sold is given directly to Seeds for Development. Recently, we’ve also started selling Uganda Zombo, which couldn’t have progressed as far as it has without Alison’s assistance.
Grown in Western Uganda this coffee is sweet and fruity with hints of raspberries. It has a medium body and clear, bright acidity – a pleasurable coffee to drink, whilst feeling good about giving back to the farmers who grew it!
This wonderful coffee boasts a sophisticated complexity while still being accessible to those of you who are new to vibrant speciality coffee. Prominent flavours of pear and cranberry can be found with an underlying sweetness from sugarcane and milk chocolate.
So far Seeds for Development has built a school and a toilet block. The school teaches 320 children and employs 6 teachers. There is also a full-time cook who ensures the children have lunch every day. To add to this the children now also have new uniforms. The Redber team are so proud to be a part of this wonderful project! You can contribute as well by buying Happy Coffee Bean Coffee. Seeds for Development is a small UK charity working with very poor farming communities in northern Uganda. They provide support to farmers and also helping to rebuild their lives and communities after a 20 year war that raged between the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and Ugandan Government Forces.
Up to two million people spent many years living in camps for internally displaced people. Through education, enterprise and farming, Seeds for Development helps them move towards a happier and more hopeful life where they eat regular meals, send their children to school, build new and safer homes and even set up businesses.
We partnered with Paul Clarke and Pop Up Foundation in 2015. Pop Up runs sustainability projects all around the world and we are proud to be roasting coffee for them and to contribute to the good cause.
Pop Up Foundation is an ecological enterprise which addresses the central challenge of our time: decoupling human progress from resource use and environmental decline. To do this, Pop Up Foundation brings ideas and practical action for sustainable living to people in a coherent, accessible form, focused on practical action.
In 2017 we teamed up with Pop Up Foundation to support a major sustainable education programme called Naturally Smart. Naturally Smart supports school communities around the world in developing sustainable, ecological mind-sets. We are contributing with our Naturally Smart Coffee Blend – where parents and students in the UK can help to support their own school as well as the Naturally Smart charity. For every kilogram of coffee that is purchased here, a portion of that money goes to Naturally Smart, and Naturally Smart will pass on half the money directly to the school the parent or student is supporting.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Macmillan host a series of annual fundraising events, which include running, golf, and cycling events. The most notable event is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which has made £75 million since it began in 1991. Macmillan also hosts other large fundraisers, including Brave the Shave which raises over £4 million each year, as well as Go Sober for October which has raised over £3 million.
We are proud to support Macmillan through hosting a Macmillan coffee morning as part of their yearly “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” where we raise money for this great cause and enjoy delicious coffee and cakes.